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Good news, everyone! Chelsea linked with 'new Messi'

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We might never get the real Messi, regardless of how many of our photos he likes on Instagram.  The German Messi turned out to be highly broken.  The Egyptian Messi plays well for anybody but Chelsea.  But fear not, there may be hope for us yet!


Chelsea are lining up a move to sign 18-year-old Andrija Zivkovic from Partizan Belgrade, according to reports.

-source: Express

I know, I know, it's the Express.  But they're basically just summing up the rumblings that have been making the rounds in Italy over the last couple days.  Some of those have gone even as far as  to link Zivkovic with an immediate loan out to Sampdoria in order to ensure enough playing time for the soon-to-be 19-year-old who's currently impressing at the U20 World Cup in New Zealand.

The first links between Chelsea and Zivkovic date back to last summer, so a rehash of them isn't all that surprising given the excellent season he's had at Partizan Belgrade.  Not only was he club captain, he featured 40 times for the Serbian champions, including ten times in the Europa League.  Now, he's also led Serbia to the final of the U20 World Cup, and he's even got 2 senior caps to his name.  Yet another fantastic prospect out of the Partizan football factory.

A left-footed? Check. Quick and small? Check.  Highly talented and promising?  Check.  Chelsea will have to beat out interest from the likes of Valencia and Benfica if we are to sign the Serbian New Messi.

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